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Buster Posey

29-Year-Old Catcher – San Francisco Giants

2016 Stats

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.264

HR

3

RBI

7

R

8

SB

1

2016 Preseason Projections

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2016 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

Another year, another All-Star performance from Posey. He ranked first among all catchers in batting average (.318), RBI (95), OBP (.379), SLG (.470), OPS (.849) and WAR (6.1). Those who paid the stee...

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: R   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 1"   WT: 215   DOB: 3/27/1987   BORN: Leesburg, GA   COLLEGE: Florida State   DRAFTED: 1st Rd    Show ContractHide Contract

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Buster Posey Contract Information:

Agreed to a nine-year, $167 million contract with the Giants in March of 2013, which includes a team option for 2022.

April 27, 2016  –  Buster Posey News

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Buster Posey Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm G PA AB R H XBH 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO SH SF HBP AVG OBP SLG OPS
2008 21 R AZL 7 31 26 8 10 5 3 1 1 4 0 0 5 4 0 0 0 .385 .484 .692 1.176
2008 21 A SAL 3 14 11 2 3 2 2 0 0 2 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 .273 .429 .455 .884
2009 22 A SAN 80 338 291 63 95 36 23 0 13 58 6 0 45 45 0 2 0 .326 .428 .540 .968
2009 22 AAA FRE 35 151 131 21 42 14 8 1 5 22 0 1 17 23 0 3 0 .321 .391 .511 .902
2009 22 MAJ SFO 7 17 17 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 .118 .118 .118 .235
2010 23 AAA FRE 47 208 172 31 60 21 13 2 6 32 1 1 28 30 0 4 4 .349 .442 .552 .994
2010 23 MAJ SFO 108 443 406 58 124 43 23 2 18 67 0 2 30 55 0 3 4 .305 .357 .505 .862
2011 24 MAJ SF 45 185 162 17 46 9 5 0 4 21 3 0 18 30 0 1 4 .284 .368 .389 .757
2012 25 MAJ SF 148 610 530 78 178 64 39 1 24 103 1 1 69 96 0 9 2 .336 .408 .549 .957
2013 26 MAJ SF 148 595 520 61 153 50 34 1 15 72 2 1 60 70 0 7 8 .294 .371 .450 .821
2014 27 MAJ SF 147 605 547 72 170 52 28 2 22 89 0 1 47 69 0 8 3 .311 .364 .490 .854
2015 28 MAJ SF 150 623 557 74 177 47 28 0 19 95 2 0 56 52 0 7 3 .318 .379 .470 .849
2016 29 MAJ SF 19 80 72 8 19 5 2 0 3 7 1 0 7 9 0 1 0 .264 .325 .417 .742
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3-Year Averages     148 606 541 69 166 49 30 1 18 85 1 0 54 63 0 7 4 .307 .370 .466 .835
Career  (View All)     772 3,158 2,811 369 869 270 159 6 105 454 9 5 287 385 0 36 24 .309 .374 .482 .856

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Buster Posey Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
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DATE OPP AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS HBP SF E AVG OBP SLG OPS
Apr. 29 @NYM 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .270 .329 .419 .748
Apr. 27 SD Did not play.
Apr. 26 SD 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .264 .325 .417 .742
Apr. 25 SD 4 1 2 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .279 .342 .441 .783
Apr. 24 Mia 5 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .266 .333 .391 .724
Apr. 23 Mia 4 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .271 .343 .390 .733
Apr. 22 Mia 4 2 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .273 .349 .400 .749
Apr. 21 Ari Did not play.
Apr. 20 Ari 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .255 .328 .392 .720
Apr. 19 Ari 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .277 .352 .426 .778
Apr. 18 Ari 5 1 2 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .273 .340 .432 .772
Apr. 17 @LAD 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .256 .318 .436 .754
Apr. 16 @LAD 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .257 .325 .457 .782
Apr. 15 @LAD 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .290 .343 .516 .859
Apr. 14 @Col 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .333 .387 .593 .980
Apr. 13 @Col Did not play.
Apr. 12 @Col Did not play.
Apr. 10 LAD 5 2 2 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .391 .444 .696 1.140
Apr. 9 LAD 4 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 .389 .455 .611 1.066
Apr. 8 LAD 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .357 .444 .643 1.087
Apr. 7 LAD 5 0 3 1 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .357 .444 .643 1.087
Apr. 6 @Mil 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 .222 .385 .556 .941
Apr. 5 @Mil 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .333 .556 .833 1.389
Apr. 4 @Mil 4 1 2 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .500 .600 1.250 1.850
Last 7 Days 23 3 7 1 0 1 2 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 .304 .333 .478 .811
Last 14 Days 47 5 11 1 0 1 2 4 7 0 0 0 1 0 .234 .288 .319 .607
Last 30 Days 74 8 20 2 0 3 7 7 9 1 0 0 1 0 .270 .329 .419 .748

Buster Posey: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2016 17 4
2015 106 42 3
2014 111 35 2
2013 121 21 5
2012 114 29 3
2011 41 2
2010 76 30
2009 7

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Buster Posey Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2016273120.259.407.718
2015137205180.314.496.854
2014168248320.304.518.875

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2016475251.277.426.765
20154205414772.319.462.847
20143794814570.314.478.844

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2016476251.340.511.891
2015263386431.304.430.806
20142743111480.274.456.764

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2016272120.148.259.509
20152943613521.330.507.888
20142734111410.348.524.941
Buster Posey Advanced Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm PA AB Walk Rate Strikeout Rate BB/K Ratio Contact Rate BABIP Isolated Power
2008 21 R AZL 31 26 16.1% 12.9% 1.25 85% .429 .307
2008 21 A SAL 14 11 21.4% 0% 0.00 100% .273 .182
2009 22 A SAN 338 291 13.3% 13.3% 1.00 85% .352 .214
2009 22 AAA FRE 151 131 11.3% 15.2% 0.74 82% .359 .190
2009 22 MAJ SFO 17 17 0% 23.5% 0.00 76% .154 .000
2010 23 AAA FRE 208 172 13.5% 14.4% 0.93 83% .397 .203
2010 23 MAJ SFO 443 406 6.8% 12.4% 0.55 86% .318 .200
2011 24 MAJ SF 185 162 9.7% 16.2% 0.60 81% .328 .105
2012 25 MAJ SF 610 530 11.3% 15.7% 0.72 82% .376 .213
2013 26 MAJ SF 595 520 10.1% 11.8% 0.86 87% .317 .156
2014 27 MAJ SF 605 547 7.8% 11.4% 0.68 87% .325 .179
2015 28 MAJ SF 623 557 9% 8.3% 1.08 91% .325 .152
2016 29 MAJ SF 80 72 8.8% 11.3% 0.78 88% .267 .153
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3-Year Averages     606 541 8.9% 10.4% 0.86 88% .322 .159
Career     3,158 2,811 9.1% 12.2% 0.75 86% .329 .173

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2016 Stat Review for Buster Posey    As compared to the top 200 hitters in 2015 (min 420 PA)

Contact

Good contact skills often lead to better fantasy stats.

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.264 AVG
AVERAGE
88% Contact Rate
GREAT
.267 BABIP
LOW
Power

SLG and ISO are useful indicators of power.

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.417 SLG
WEAK
.153 ISO
WEAK
Plate Discipline

Patience at the plate often leads to positive outcomes.

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0.78 BB/K
ELITE
8.8% BB Rate
GOOD
11.3% K Rate
ELITE
OPS/OBP

A couple of useful stats for evaluating a hitter.

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.742 OPS
AVERAGE
.325 OBP
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Buster Posey: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Posey went 2-for-4 with a solo homer Monday against the Padres.

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Posey is not in the Giants' lineup Thursday against the Diamondbacks, Alex Pavlovic of CSN Bay Area reports.

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Posey (foot) will be able to catch Madison Bumgarner for Friday's game against the Dodgers, Andrew Baggarly of the San Jose Mercury News reports.

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Posey (foot) is back in the lineup Thursday against the Rockies, Alex Pavlovic of CSN Bay Area reports.

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Posey's injured foot is showing improvement, but he still felt pain while running Wednesday and could be held out again Thursday, Hank Schulman of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

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Posey (foot) is out of Wednesday's lineup against the Rockies, CSN Bay Area's Alex Pavlovic reports.

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Posey (foot) will test his foot running Wednesday afternoon, but there's a good chance that he won't start again on Wednesday, Henry Schulman of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

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Posey (foot) is available to pinch hit and catch if necessary Tuesday against the Rockies, CSN Bay Area's Alex Pavlovic reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2016

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2015

While Posey did not quite rebound to an MVP level in 2014, he returned more rotisserie value than any catcher and finished sixth in the NL MVP voting. Posey has displayed remarkable durability since his freak injury in 2011, appearing in at least 147 games each of the last three seasons, and he didn't hit below .250 in any month of the 2014 campaign. He struggled in the postseason (.558 OPS) and especially in the World Series (4-for-26), but Posey was one of the main reasons why the Giants earned a wild card birth in the first place, and of course San Francisco won it all regardless. Against right-handers, Posey hit .314/.366/.478, up from .283/.362/.431 a year before, and he was red-hot down the stretch in the regular season, finishing with a .978 OPS in the second half. Sure, his walk rate was down more than two percent (from 10.1% to 7.8%), but Posey again improved his strikeout rate (to 11.4%) and has proven to be an extremely consistent offensive contributor. He'll be just 28 at the start of the 2015 campaign and is still the clear choice for first catcher off the board.

2014

Posey didn't put up numbers close to his MVP season in 2012, but he still produced at an elite level for catchers in 2013. After posting a .325 average coupled with 13 homers and 56 RBI in the first half, many thought he could repeat his numbers from 2012. But that wasn't the case as Posey completely disappeared in the second half, hitting just .244 with just two home runs and 16 RBI after the All-Star break. There was no apparent injury to report with Posey, and he actually improved his BB/K (0.96) in the second half, so it is tough to pinpoint what exactly went wrong with the All-Star catcher. Despite his second-half struggles, Posey will remain one of the most consistent options at catcher in 2014.

2013

The 25-year-old catcher won the NL MVP award after missing most of 2011 with a leg injury, and vastly improved his overall offensive production. His 162 wRC+ was tied for second best in baseball, and there is no significant flaw in his offensive game despite lacking speed. Posey made more contact (6.0 percent swinging-strike rate), improved his plate discipline (career best 11.3 percent walk rate) and posted a career-best .213 ISO and 18.8 percent HR/FB rate at a premium position. Behind the plate, Posey is still considered above average with a good arm, and looks as if he has slightly improved at first base.

2012

Posey suffered a season-ending leg injury in May thanks to a brutal collision at the plate, so his follow up to his Rookie of the Year campaign came to a premature end. He wasn't playing as well as he did in 2010 before going down, and while the big drop came in slugging percentage (.505 compared to .389), his OBP was actually up (.357 to .368). The injury was gruesome (broken fibula and severely strained ligaments), and there's concern about his long-term ability to catch, but he suffered it early enough in the season for him to be expected to be fully ready for 2012. Posey has terrific work ethic, and his bat is for real, so he should be one of the first five catchers off the board during fantasy drafts.

2011

After Posey showed he had nothing left to prove in the minors by hitting .349/.442/.552 over 172 at-bats in Triple-A last season, the Giants finally promoted him in late May, and he stayed with the big club for good. He posted an .862 OPS with strong plate discipline, winning National League Rookie of the Year honors in the process. Posey's 18 homers were the second most by a catcher in the NL, and he did it in just 406 at-bats. He also got rave reviews for his work behind the plate, and don't forget he's still just 24. Posey doesn't have the benefit of the DH during his off days catching, and his home park typically suppresses homers, but he's one of the best young hitters in the game and is locked in the middle of San Francisco's lineup. With his natural ability to hit for average combined with his developing power, there's an argument Posey should be the first catcher off the board in fantasy leagues.

2010

Posey hit .325 with 18 homers, 84 runs scored and 80 RBI over 422 at-bats during his first real stint in the minors last year. He also showed good plate discipline (68:62 K:BB ratio) and more than held his own as a 22-year-old in Triple-A (.902 OPS), as heís been put on the fast track. Since he was given just 17 at-bats with the Giants, itís unclear why the team called him up at all, other than to prematurely start his arbitration clock. Posey is clearly one of the best prospects in all of baseball, but heís not ready for a full-time gig behind the plate in the majors. He could enter 2010 with the Giants with a big spring training, but Posey will likely share catching duties with a veteran in San Francisco if heís not getting more seasoning in the minors.

2009

Posey was awarded the Golden Spikes Award as the top amateur player in 2008. He led the nation in batting average (.472), on-base percentage (.572) and slugging percentage (.908) in his junior season at Florida State. The fifth overall pick in last yearís draft, Posey immediately became one of baseballís best prospects. The former shortstop should be able to handle catching duties, and his bat is for real. Posey is worthy of a high pick in keeper leagues and should be starting in San Francisco by 2010.